SCAMS: Fact or perception?

Alright alright, let’s go ahead and get this answer out of the way. Are there scams in life? Sure. Are there, have their been and are there scams today in …

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TasteTest + YouTube = KickMe-GoGo

From sizzle promo video, to show concept to then PLEASE give me money. Ha. Listen, I completely, and absolutely, get the beauty and the wonder of new media funding. Not …

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Getting Paid (Part 4 of 4)

Box Office Bonuses: While back end points are based on a percentage of the profits, box office bonuses are usually a flat rate, based upon Daily Variety’s weekly box office …

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Getting Paid (Part 3 of 4)

Interchangable Terms:  When negotiating a profit provision in a contract, the definition of profits must be well worded, clearly defined and negotiated very carefully.  Net profits, gross profits, gross revenue, …

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Getting Paid (Part 2 of 4)

Profit Participation on Lower Budgeted Films:  Sometimes actors receive back end points if they are working below the SAG minimum and on a lower budgeted film.  SAG has 3 alternatives …

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Getting Paid (Part 1 of 4)

There are different ways an actor can get compensated on a feature film: 1) Flat compensation, which is an “up front” daily or weekly rate, payable in lump sums or …

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Most Favored Nations (PART 2 OF 2)

Most Favored Nations or MFN is particularly useful for SAG Ultra Low and Modified Low Budget films, where the pay scale is considerably reduced from the SAG Basic Agreement day/weekly …

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Most Favored Nations (PART 1 of 2)

The “Most Favored Nations” clause came about as an international trade term, giving one country equal status to another country with respect to tariffs, regulations and quotas.  In the talent …

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